Dr. Susan Sangha received a 2018 Seed for Success Award for Research in Excellence by Purdue University. See a short video clip about Dr. Sangha's award here

Newest publications from the lab:

Müller I, Adams DD, Sangha S, Chester JA (2021). Juvenile stress facilitates safety learning in male and female high alcohol preferring mice. Behavioural Brain Research 400: 113006

Krueger JN, Sangha S (2021). On the basis of sex: Differences in safety discrimination vs. conditioned inhibition. Behavioural Brain Research 400: 113024

Woon E, Seibert T, Urbanczyk P, Ng KH, Sangha S (2020). Differential effects of prior stress on conditioned inhibition of fear and fear extinction. Behavioural Brain Research 381: 112414

Sangha S, Diehl MM, Bergstrom HC, Drew MR (2020). Know Safety, No Fear. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 108: 218-230

What we do


Clinical disorders arising from maladaptive emotion regulation present a large burden on society worldwide and many of these disorders show comorbidity, for example, addiction with anxiety disorders. Even though there has been much research on reward and fear processing, the majority of studies have been conducted in parallel, investigating the neuronal circuitries separately. Our lab uses a behavioral paradigm designed to assess how safety cues can regulate fear and reward seeking behaviors in male and female rats. We hope by investigating how safety, fear and reward circuits integrate their functions to influence behavior, we will be able to better understand and treat disorders resulting from maladaptive emotion regulation.  

Science can be hard. It's important to have fun.

Susan Sangha, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Behavior

Department of Psychological Sciences

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

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Sangha Lab 

Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

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